The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is one of eight University Medical Centers in the Netherlands, and has three core tasks:
The LUMC employs 7000 people.
Patient care is largely focused on highly specialised care, the sort of care that cannot be provided anywhere else. The LUMC also offers a broad package of top-level clinical care, including organ transplants, cardiovascular interventions and all types of bone marrow transplants.
The research conducted in the LUMC is both fundamental and patient- and care-oriented. A considerable portion of the research focuses on the translation from fundamental research to its use in patient care (from bench to bedside and vice versa). LUMC also has a strong technical research branch, focusing on the development and clinical translation novel image acquisition and analysis technologies. It has a state-of-the-art infrastructure for translational molecular imaging, operated by multi-disciplinary research teams. LUMC research profiles are: Vascular and Regenerative medicine, Immunity and Infectious diseases, Translational Neurosciences, Biomedical Imaging, Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy, Innovation in Health Strategy and Ageing.